Good Friday Tenebrae Service

You are invited to join EMC for our Good Friday tenebrae service on April 14th, 2017 at 6pm. The word ‘tenebrae’ is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the service is to rehearse the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the passion of Jesus Christ. It is intentionally left unfinished because the story isn’t over until Easter Sunday morning. By the reading of key passion texts of Scripture, combined with the progressive extinguishing of candles until achieving total darkness, tenebrae services recreate the emotional aspects of the passion story, therefore they are by nature somber. Experiencing the tenebrae provides participants with a poignant reminder of the cross of Christ, while preparing the heart to anticipate Easter.

Come join us for this unique service of worship in the chapel of Evangelical Methodist Church.